About Siop Ria in Bala North Wales

From her premises on Bala's High Street, Ria Thomas runs Siop Ria with occasional help from her very kind Mum.

Contemporary Crafts

Following her graduation from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2002 with a First Class degree in Contemporary Crafts she returned home and soon started designing and making hand made cards on a small scale from her bedroom in her parent's house.

Business steadily grew from here into what it is today, a high street gift shop selling her hand made greetings cards and gifts alongside all sorts of lovely things that catch her eye, sourced from across the globe.

You will find a selection of the best selling products from her shop in Bala here at siopria.co.uk.

Our Studio

From her studio at the back of the shop, Ria's own range of handmade cards, jewellery and personalised gifts are produced, which are available both in the shop and here online.


Ria hopes you enjoy what you find here, but should you have any queries, questions or comments about the site or Siop Ria in general please do get in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.